No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Are you looking for a snack that is both nutritious and super tasty? Try these no-bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and packed with wholesome ingredients.
These delicious chocolate peanut butter energy bites make a great grab-and-go snack and come in super handy when you need a pick-me-up after a workout or a long day at work.
The recipe is quick and easy, requiring just 10 minutes and 5 ingredients. Stir all the ingredients together until combined, pop the mixture in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and then roll it into balls.
To form the balls I used half tablespoon measuring spoon, that gives me 2.5 cm (1 inch) energy bites. But you can make them smaller or larger.
Energy bites are very versatile and can be customized to suit your taste or with whatever you have on hand.
✔ peanut butter → almond butter, sunflower butter, or cashew butter
✔ raw cacao powder → unsweetened cocoa powder
✔ honey → agave or maple syrup to make them vegan
✔ old fashioned oats → gluten free oats
✔ chia seeds → hemp seeds
You can also add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, goji berries, etc. or roll the balls in shredded coconut. The options are endless! Play around with flavors and create your personal favorite energy bites.
If you do change these up try to keep the wet to dry ratios close to the recipe. If the mixture is too crumbly add more wet ingredients (honey or peanut butter), if it’s too wet add more dry ingredients (cacao powder or oats).
Store the balls in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
If you try these no-bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram!
How To Make It: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- 1 cup (90g) old fashioned oats or gluten-free oats
- ¼ cup (85 g) honey or agave nectar
- 3 tablespoons organic peanut butter crunchy or creamy
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well incorporated.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
- Once chilled, roll into balls.
- Store the chocolate peanut butter energy bites in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
These are really good! I’ve found that sifting and mixing with my hands makes the ingredients cohere well, and then smooshing everything against the side of the bowl before chilling makes rolling into balls easier. I use unsweetened coconut flakes in place of chia seeds and add a good pinch of sea salt. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you for the tip :)
Can I use flaxseeds instead of chia seeds? I only have organic instant oatmeal right now, would that work? Thank you.
Hi Brenda! Sure, you can use flax seeds and the organic instant oatmeal. I hope you will love them. :)
Calorie count is for 15 balls for servings or 63 calories per ball?
63 calories per ball
Can these be frozen?
Yes, Tammy! :)